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Accounting Manager Management

Saudi Arabia
August 25, 2018

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Ahmad A Brghleh

Chief Financial Officer

Location: Riyadh

Contact: 009**-**-***-****, 009**-**-***-****,



Senior Finance & Accounts Professional

Snapshot: Dynamic, proactive, Detail-oriented and results focused Financial strategist with MBA & M.A in Accounting. offering over 18 years’ track record in managing multiple Senior Management & Leadership roles including Chief Financial Officer, Financial Controller and Accounting Manager with flagship companies such as PERI Saudi Arabia Ltd, TERADATA Corporation, Riyadh and Alfanar Group, Riyadh. Expertise in resolving complex operational issues, building strategic cross-enterprise alliances, as well as in negotiating and securing business deals ; Latest working was with PERI Saudi Arabia Ltd, as CFO; Pragmatic, with proven managerial acumen and abilities to withstand work pressures, deliver assignments within specified time frame without compromising on quality benchmarks.

Chief Financial Officer / Head of Finance / Finance Controller level success in managing Finance & Internal Control operations across industries and driving revenue growth initiatives, utilizing strong technical and operational skills

History of Excellence in…

Finance & Accounts Operations ~ Financial Analysis & Reporting ~ Budgeting & Forecasting ~ Cash Flow Management ~ CAPEX Management ~ Business Development ~ Policy & Procedure Formulation ~ Compliance Management ~ Credit Control & Cost Management ~ Risk Assessment ~ Working Capital Management ~ Auditing & Project Management ~ System & Procedure Evaluation ~ MIS & ERP Implementation ~ HR & Training ~ Problem Solving Skills

Leadership Strengths & Highlights

Financial & Internal Control Service Delivery

Solutions-oriented, expert in driving multiple high value technology/transformation projects, Regulatory compliance as per International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), GAAP and ISA, managing delivery for large & complex deals, collaborating with project teams, and deploying technology to build successful solutions and services for clients, ensuring delivery within assigned time, budget & quality parameters as well as exceeding client/business expectations

Multi-Cultural Work Exposure

Demonstrated expertise in business strategic planning, full understanding of the business and its challenges, credit control, receivable management, risk assessment, internal control, cost management, system understanding and execution end to end

People / Talent Management

A transformational and People-oriented leader with skills in driving, mentoring, coaching, developing resources; Flair to continuously upgrade knowledge with cutting edge and emerging trends in accounting and financial management system; carries an unsullied image of integrity and honesty; possessing positive, pleasing and cheerful personality

Business Acumen

Expert in aligning business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements, Hands-on role in finance & commercial operations, balance sheet finalization, asset securitization & valuation, investment management, feasibility studies, contract negotiations and business modelling; successfully designed & implemented technical solutions, delivering a strong ROI.

Client Engagement

Highly organized, hardworking, calm and client-focused, having outstanding skills in interacting with clients, understanding their requirements and accordingly devising customized solutions, thereby maintaining complete client satisfaction and creating repeat business opportunities

Liaison & Coordination

Known for effectively coordinating and collaborating with, senior management, customers, business partners and stakeholders and project teams; Successfully bridge the communication gap among business and technology groups

Team Building & Leadership

Visionary & decisive leader, noted for sound, practical management style and excellent organization, communication, presentation & interpersonal skills; Proven ability to lead and motivate large cross-functional and multi-cultural teams to maximize productivity, ensuring technical solutions meet business requirements

Selected Value-Offered Highlights

Got applauds from the Management for successfully setting up Company and making it profitable within a short period

Established credentials in successfully establishing two subsidiaries from zero to the multinational headquarter level

Introduced and initiated new credit policy based on local market requirements, which reduced outstanding days from more than 210 days to 160 days within a year

Instrumental in optimizing standard processes in line with core business processes’ objectives

Developed new accounting, timekeeping, payroll, inventory, property, and other related procedures and controls for securing the company assets

Successful in the implementation of Microsoft Navision from A TO Z in the new company, which involved finance, fixed assets, stock, sales, supply chain and human resource

Implemented MS Navision to include finance, fixed assets, stock, sales and supply chain

Professional Experience

PERI Saudi Arabia Ltd, ~ Jan 2014 onwards

CFO (Reporting to the EMEA Controller & MD)

Company Brief

PERI is one of the largest providers and manufacturers of formwork, shoring and scaffolding systems in the world

Key Highlights:

Commended for effectively handling the Credit Policy to secure company revenue and achieving targets

Instrumental in implementing financial and internal controls & the execution of budgetary controls procedures

Established credentials in successfully establishing two subsidiaries from zero to the multinational headquarter level

Decreased cost by approximately 10 to 15% by strategically building better local suppliers

Increased the staff strength by more than 200% by instituting new employment policy to keep abreast with local market requirements

Key Responsibilities:

Assigned responsibility of the overall finance management & organizational functions and strategic planning

Providing support in conducting MIS, performance review, business planning, profit and loss analysis, actuals versus budgets analysis and tracking expense controls

Ensure financial reporting and risk management is in line with accounting standard as well as corporate governance securing credit policy FIs for all requirements.

Entrusted with the responsibility of daily financial operations, including key performance indicators (KPIs), business scorecards to support financial goals, and chair key management decisions

Ensuring timely and correct preparation and submission of various business and other MIS reports for review

TERADATA Corporation, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Aug 2011 – Dec 2013

Finance & Admin Manager (Reporting to the EMEA Controller)

Company Brief

Debut of Teradata Saudi Arabia LLC to help enterprises deploy data-driven businesses based on big data analytics, Teradata Unified Data Architecture

Key Highlights:

Successfully managed escalation of personnel issues, including staff conflicts, absenteeism and performance

Instrumental in optimizing standard processes in line with core business processes’ objectives

Key Responsibilities:

Developing and maintaining new accounting, timekeeping, payroll, inventory, property, and other related procedures and controls for securing the company assets

Responsible for controlling company budget, performing variance analysis and generating monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial statements, as well as monthly MIS reports

Executing the entire finance and accounting functions, encompassing budgeting, asset management, cash flow management, reporting, as well as variance and accounts analysis

Working as a key liaison between bankers and auditors for fund raising, and conducted year-end audits & building strong business relationships with bankers and auditors

Involved in recruitment, induction, development and termination, performance management, as well as benefit and compensation packages

Formulating financial policies and procedures in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and guidelines, along with payroll processes.

Evaluating the day-to-day performance and activities of a team and ensuring the finance member meet the standard performance measures; Maintaining the required foreign currency to minimize FCY risks

Planning and monitoring training of new and existing staff on business policies and accounting practices

Alfanar Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ April 1999 – Jul 2011

Financial Controller, Alfanar Information Technology, May 2007 – Jul 2011

Financial Controller, Alfanar Technical Services, Jubail, Saudi Arabia, May 2007 – Jul 2011

Financial Controller / Accounting Manager, Alfanar Construction, Co, Riyadh, KSA, May 2007 – Jul 2011

Asst. Accounting Manager, 2005 – 2007 Sr Accountant / Cost Controller, 2003 – 2005

Accountant, 1999 – 2002

Company Brief

Headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Operates construction and manufacturing businesses, design & development centers and a host of facilities in the Middle East and other countries. It is involved in Electrical, Electromechanical and Civil Engineering Construction.

Key Highlights:

Successfully established policy and procedures to efficiently managing company assets

Instrumental in the successful implementation of Microsoft Navision from A TO Z in the new company, which involved finance, fixed assets, stock, sales, supply chain and human resource

Efficiently drove financial management and reporting function control efforts for achieving business goals

Successfully managed the required foreign currency as management need’s in order to avoid FCY risks

Key Responsibilities:

Involved in devising and implementing payroll procedures for salaries and wages, and executing the year-end audit to produce financial statements

Collaborating with the managers to develop and meet the overall financial goals and objectives as well as to complete year-end audit within allotted timeframe

Actively involved in aligning the policies and procedures with new group system in support of assets management and control and handling end-to-end accounting operations

Managing the delegation of work and guarantee sufficient staff across various service locations

Responsible for achieving business goals through proficient financial management and control of reporting functions

Ensuring preparation of monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements, as well as monthly MIS reports

Facilitating year- end audit and supervising the payroll procedures for salaries, wages and others



MBA (Accounting), Riyadh, 2012

MA (Accounting), Damascus, 2002 (Economics), Damascus, 1998


Compliance, Management and Tax & Zakat Training, PWC Saudi Arabia, 2016

HOSTETTLER & Company (HCM) PVA Training Roggenburg DE, 2015

GLOMACS Leadership, Communication & interpersonal skills, Dubai, 2015

DC & LG, SAMBA Financial Group & Inma Bank, 2010.

Advanced Financial Accounting & Advanced Cost Accounting, TAG Centre, 2009

Global Foreign Exchange and Risk Management Executive Program, Thunderbird School of Global Management,2008

IT Skills: Proficient with the use of MS Office Tool, ERP Microsoft Dynamics Nav, Microsoft Dynamic AX,, Oracle, SAP & SAP B1, SAP CRM, BO and Hyperion Reporting and internet application

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 19th May 1976 • Passport Details: No. 00454012, valid till 2024

Languages Known: Arabic & English • Visa Status: Transferable – KSA

Nationality: Syrian • Driving License: Valid Saudi driving license

Gender/ marital Status: Male/Married • Location Preference: Saudi Arabia / Bahrain / UAE / Qatar

Address: Alghadeer District, Moh Alyamami St, Riyadh • References: Available upon Request

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